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Mets Daily Farm Report, April 7, 2014: Bullpenmania

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Mets Daily Farm Report, 4/7/14

Zach Lutz
Zach Lutz
Bryan Green

*All results from games played on Sunday, April 6th 2014

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (3-1)_______________________________________

FRESNO 5, LAS VEGAS 6 (Bolutzx)

Fresno got on the board early, scoring a run in the 1st, but the 51s quickly recovered, scoring a pair of their own in the bottom of the inning to put them ahead 2-1. The rest of the game was a back-and-forth affair: Fresno tied it in the 3rd, Vegas moved ahead in the 4th, Fresno tied the score once again in the 6th and even pulled ahead in the 7th, Vegas edged back ahead in the bottom of the 7th. Going into the 9th, the 51s had a narrow edge, winning 5-4. With Jeff Walters on the mound, Gary Brown (who went 3-5 and was a HR shy of the cycle) hit a double, and eventually came around to score, tying the score and handing Walters his first blown save of the year. In the bottom of the 9th, with two outs, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Zach Lutz hit back-to-back doubles, with the latter driving in the former for the go-ahead RBI.

Double-A - Binghamton Mets (2-2)_____________________________________


The B-Mets ended their series with the ‘Duckies with a win, bringing their record in the young 2014 season back to .500. They started the game out strong, scratching out a run on a Matt Clark double that scored Kevin Plawecki in the 1st, and then again in the 3rd, when Rubberduck third baseman Giovanny Urshela mishandled a Jayce Boyd groundball, allowing Plawecki to score once again. In the 6th, Jack Leathersich replaced Hansel Robles and promptly gave up two runs, tying the game. In the bottom of the inning, the B-Mets pushed one run across the plate, and in the 8th, they plated another two. Chase Bradford gave up two runs in the 9th, but held on to notch his second save.

Advanced-A - St. Lucie Mets (1-3)________________________________________


St. Lucie dropped another to Palm Beach, this time in what was a good showing for pitching on both sides. Domingo Tapia and Cardinal starter Cory Jones matched zero after zero for the first few innings, both scattering a few hits here and there but nothing stronger than a double. The double that St. Lucie DH, Maikis De La Cruz, hit in the 3rd was erased when Brandon Nimmo struck out to end the inning. The double that Tapia allowed in the 4th to Palm Beach third baseman Breyvic Valera eventually came home to score- on a wild pitch by Tapia, no less. Neither starter made it past the 5th inning, leaving the game in the hands of each team's respective bullpen. Both St. Lucie and Palm Beach had their fair share of scoring opportunities- the Mets left a man at third base in the 5th and 7th innings, while the Cardinals had a runner called out at home in the 5th- but both bullpens held steadfast, making that wild pitch the source of the game's only run.

Low-A - Savannah Sand Gnats (1-2)__________________________________



Star of the Night

Zach Lutz gets the Star of the Night honors for his walk-off double.

Goat of the Night

Brock Lesnar